The 28th edition of Tehran Handmade Carpet Exhibition has opened in the Iranian capital, showcasing a wide range of products from Iran’s carpet industry.

The exhibition, which opened on Sunday and will be underway until August 31, is being held at Tehran’s Permanent International Fairgrounds.

Hundreds of Iranian carpet weaving units are taking part in the event putting their latest products on display.

The event is aimed at promoting handmade carpets in the world and paving the way for further exports of carpet in global markets.

The annual event attracts about 100,000 visitors including traders and researchers from Iran and the world.

According to official figures, carpet industry has a significant share in the country’s non-oil exports. Iranian handmade carpets are well-known worldwide for their delicate designs and good quality.

Latest statistics show that handwoven carpets worth some 500 million dollars were exported in the last fiscal year.

What follows are photos of the exhibition retrieved from various sources:

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